The Civil Rights Division's Appellate Section is seeking experienced attorneys.Learn more about this agency
The Section represents the United States in both civil and criminal civil rights cases in the federal courts of appeals. Many of the Section's cases are appeals from district court judgments in cases originally handled by the Division's trial sections, and the Section works cooperatively with the trial sections in those cases. The Section also monitors federal civil rights cases in which the United States is not a party.
The incumbent, under appropriate supervision, will represent the United States in the enforcement of federal civil rights laws in the United States Courts of Appeals, and will work closely with the Office of the Solicitor General to represent the United States' interests in civil rights cases before the United States Supreme Court. Cases in which the United States is a party may be criminal or civil in nature. The incumbent also will review cases in which the United States is not a party for possible participation as amicus curiae in the courts of appeals and the Supreme Court, and will prepare recommendations for the Office of the Solicitor General. The incumbent will provide legal counsel on civil rights or related legal issues to Division trial sections, Division and Department leadership, and to other federal offices as required. The incumbent also may be called on to assist in trial-level litigation in cases of unusual complexity or importance. The position involves significant legal writing responsibilities, including preparation of internal memoranda, briefs for the courts of appeals, and other court filings.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required several times a year for oral argument in the federal courts of appeals or training at the National Advocacy Center (NAC).
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